Shahriar Tajbakhsh - Go for Python Programmers
[19 July 2016 / 2016-07-19]
[Bilbao, Euskadi, Spain]
A side-by-side walkthrough of basic Go history, syntax, semantics and
tools compared to Python.
There's been quite a bit of hype around Go for some time. In
particular within the Python community, we've seen some engineers
moving their stack from Python to Go or starting their new project in
Go. This talk is **not** about whether you should move from Python to
Go. Instead, this talk is for those who've been hearing all about all
the hype but haven't yet had a chance to take a proper look at Go.
We'll first _very_ briefly look at Go and Python's history. Then we'll
go through a high-level side-by-side walkthrough of basic Go syntax
and semantics compared to Python. Finally, we'll have a brief look at
a subset of the ecosystem and tools available to Go and Python
programmers for certain tasks such as testing, code formatting,
documentation generation etc.
By the end, you will not be a Go programmer but you'll have a high-
level feel for how the Go language operates.